About the Software Developer Role:

The Software Developer is responsible for front and back-end web development, as well as responsible for providing support to clients, troubleshooting technical problems, and web development.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Writing medium to complex systems and applications using best software development practices.
  • Investigating issues and requests received from Clients regarding Rubicon products and services.
  • Assisting with ad-hoc reporting.
  • Assisting with data manipulation, database changes and database design.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to build new features.
  • Conducting beta testing and testing code for robustness, usability, and general reliability.
  • Fixing bugs and improving application performance.
  • Maintain quality and ensure responsiveness of applications.
  • Collaborate with the rest of the engineering team to design and launch new features.
  • Maintain code integrity and organization.
  • Experience working with graphic designers and converting designs to visual elements.
  • Understanding and implementation of security and data protection.
  • Experienced with back-end programming languages {{Ex: .NET, JavaScript etc.}}
  • Experience using JavaScript libraries and frameworks {{Ex: AngularJS, KnockoutJS, ReactJS etc.}}.
  • Development experience for both mobile and web is favourable.
  • Experience with cloud message APIs and usage of push notifications.
  • Knowledge of code versioning tools {{such as Git, or SVN}}.
  • Analysing documentation and providing time estimates for tickets.

Experience includes but is not limited to:

  • 3+ Years’ experience in software development.
  • Experience designing, building, testing, and implementing large, complex, high performing web applications
  • Ability to consistently learn new technologies and development methodologies
  • Advanced problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent time management and organization skills
  • Solid understanding of the systems development lifecycle, Agile and Scrum methodologies.
  • Understanding of databases and application services (e.g. queues, caching).
  • Proficiency in web API development (SOAP & REST)
  • Proficiency in web development concepts and frameworks (MVC, REST, JSON), SOAP and XML are a plus
  • Strong proficiency in modern software development practices (SDLC and Agile)
  • Proficiency in object oriented development concepts and practices
  • Knowledge of SQL with the ability to write/optimize complex queries in an RDBMS environment
  • Comfortable working in every part of a complex application and to diagnose and resolve technical issues.
  • Programming skills to include but not be limited to C#, MVC, JavaScript/JQuery, SQL, LINQ, and HTML.

Key Skills and Qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • Degree/Diploma in Computer Science or related IT field.

Front-End Skills

  • Web fundamentals like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • CSS pre-processors like Sass or LESS
  • JavaScript frameworks like AngularJS, React, or Amber etc.
  • Libraries like jQuery or Backbone.js
  • Front-end (CSS) frameworks like Foundation or Bootstrap

Back-End Skills

  • API design and development
  • CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete)
  • RESTful Services
  • Web fundamentals like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Server-side languages like JavaScript, and .Net
  • Database technologies like SQL, Oracle, and MongoDB.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Analytical thinker with advanced technical knowledge and a solid understanding of computer systems, mobile device, databases, and other technical products.
  • Creative individual with the ability to quickly pickup on new languages, technologies and frameworks.

About Rubicon

Rubicon Group is a vertically-integrated, sustainable technology group, providing end-to-end products, services, and software solutions in the fields of:

  • Renewable energy
  • Energy storage
  • E-Mobility
  • Smart building and smart retail technology
  • Power solutions; and
  • Industrial technology

These are some of the fastest growing and most exciting sectors of the global economy, and present our staff with multiple personal and professional development opportunities.

Rubicon’s extensive customer base consists of corporate and retail clients, and include large, blue-chip multinational retail groups, property developers, and EPC customers in the renewable energy sector. Our supplier and commercial partners include leading global manufacturers and some of the best-known local brands. The group employs approximately 500 people, and is head-quartered in Cape Town, South Africa, but operates throughout Southern Africa and in the UK. We are backed by two of the largest private investment groups in South Africa.

More information on the group can be found at:

Group website: https://group.rubiconsa.com/

E-commerce website: https://shop.rubiconsa.com/